Hi everyone! Here we go again!
Thank you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for once again hosting this! It really is fun! I don't do nearly what most of you other gals do . . . how on earth do you find the time? LOL
Now remember I told you last week that that was the last time my spring dishes would be out? Well, they are gone! Rotated up to the top shelf of the kitchen cabinets and down to the middle shelf came the summer ones. And I love these just as much.
The vintage blue and yellow tablecloth is one from my childhood.
The pattern is by Nikko. It is called Pleasantdale.
And yes, I found most of them at TJMaxx -
golly . . . it's been about 12 or 13 years now.
And I added to it with a few more pieces
Napkin rings by Brighton.
A friend of mine gave me a pair each Christmas.
I now have a collection of 12.
And I love them.
Ok! Now lets get real!
It all got put back in the cupboard.
The candlesticks back to the dining room
and the centerpiece and linens back to the closet.
Because during the summer - I declutter the entire house.
I just don't have too much stuff sitting out.
Dining room is very minimal.
Kitchen counters are clear, no mixer out because
I do my best to not heat the oven. Period.
We'll do all of our BBQ and cooking outside on the grill.
I love having all the doors and windows open
each evening because we get such a great breeze
to cool off the house. And I really don't want
to spend my time dusting all of my pretty things every other day.
So, in reality?
Usually, this is what the kitchen table looks like!
Grab the napkins, the wine and glasses, and minimal dishes . . .
Cause we usually eat out here!
But I guess that's another post!
I hope you all don't think I'm whacky. I'm just tellin' it like it is at our house! :)
Have a great day!